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LC&DR Steam Locomotive Head Lights and Discs

The headcodes detailed on this page are those used by the London, Chatham & Dover Railway from March 1898, though there was hardly any change from the 1896 ones. Engines running between Snow Hill, Moorgate Street, and King's Cross had to, in addition to the Discs, carry the usual Head Lights by day as well as by night.
As with the 1896 listing, this text only listing seemed a little ambiguous in places (though the Nunhead-Greenwich anomaly seems to have been cured) but hopefully has been interpreted correctly. If, however, you see something that is known to be incorrect, please advise the .

SREmG is very grateful to the SECR Society which supplied this information for us to publish.

Day Night Day Night
Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Main Line..
Nunhead and Greenwich Local Trains.
L.C.& D. Relief Trains between Loughboro' and Ludgate.
Main Line Special Trains. (Drivers of Engines or Trains coming up the Main Line and proceeding to Stewart's Lane must alter the Discs or Head Lights at Herene Hill and carry on from there the same as Trains between Ludgate Hill and Stewart's Lane)
Special Main Line Trains between Herne Hill and City and between City and Herne Hill.


Headcode Headcode Headcode No Night Service of Trains.
Trains between Herne Hill, Loughboro' and St Paul's.
Main Line, Crystal Palace and Greenwich Trains to St Paul's.
Note - These trains from St Paul's to carry same lights and disca as from Holborn.
Bickley to Catford and St Paul's
Local Trains on Metropolitan Lines between Loughboro' and St Paul's.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Metropolitan - from Victoria to Moorgate Street, from Moorgate Street or Holborn to Victoria. Metropolitan - Victoria to Holborn, Stewart's Lane to Holborn, Clapham Junction to Holborn.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Metropolitan - Moorgate Street, Holborn, Herne Hill & etc. to Stewart's Lane. G.N.R. Goods between Ludgate and Battersea Wharf.


Headcode Headcode
Between Clapham Junction
and Ludgate Hill
Ordinary Metropolitan light
between Ludgate Hill and
Moorgate Street.
Headcode Headcode
L.C.& D. and S.W.R. from Clapham Junction to Moorgate Street,
Moorgate Street or Holborn to Clapham Junction, and G.N.R.
and Midland Goods between Ludgate Hill and Clapham Junction.
South Western Trains - Snow Hill and Wimbledon via Herne Hill.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
South Western Trains - between Kensington and Snow Hill. L.C.& D. Trains & Engines for Snow Hill Siding.


Day Night Night Night
Headcode Headcode
North of Kings Cross on Down Journey and north of Finsbury Park on Up Journey.
Headcode
Between Ludgate Hill and King's Cross on the Down Journey and Finsbury Park on the Up Journey.
Headcode
Between Ludgate Hill and Victoria.
L.C.& D. and G.N.R. Through Trains between Victoria and G.N.R. stations.

Day Night Day Night
Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
G.N.R. Trains to and from S.E.R. via Blackfriars Junction. Victoria and Crystal Palace (High Level).


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Crystal Palace - special Trains from Brixton to Crystal Palace. Moorgate Street and Crystal Palace.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Holborn and Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace, Greenwich, Loughboro' Sidings, also between Victoria, Stewart's Lane and Loughboro' Sidings.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Victoria and Greenwich Through Trains. Holborn and Greenwich Through Trains.
St Paul's to Catford and Bickley.


Headcode Headcode Headcode
From Moorgate Street to Snow Hill.
Headcode
From Snow Hill to Greenwich.
Headcode
From Moorgate Street to Snow Hill.
Headcode
From Snow Hill to Greenwich.
Moorgate Street and Greenwich Through Trains.
From Greenwich to Moorgate Street.
Moorgate Street and Greenwich Through Trains.
From Moorgate Street to Greenwich.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Moorgate Street and Greenwich Through Trains.
From Greenwich to Moorgate Street.
G.N. and Mid. Goods to Crystal Palace. Mid. Company will change lights and discs at Ludgate Hill.


Listing says "Same as Greenwich Boards", but which Greenwich Boards? Headcode Headcode Headcode
G.N. Goods to Brockley Siding. Holborn and Herne Hill, and Holborn, Beckenham and Bickley.


Headcode Headcode
Between King's Cross and Herne Hill
Headcode
Between Herne Hill and Bickley.
Headcode Headcode
Great Northern Goods Trains to Bickley. Midland Goods Trains to Bickley.


   
Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
G.N.R. Goods Trains to and from Herne Hill. G.N.R. Goods Trains to and from Elephant and Castle.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Beckenham - Norwood Junction and Crystal Palace. Great Western Trains between Longhedge Junction and Victoria or Stewart's Lane.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
London and North Western Passenger Service to and from Herne Hill. London and North Western Goods.


Headcode Headcode Headcode
Between Victoria and Snow Hill.
Headcode
Between Snow Hill and Midland Stations.
Headcode
Trains and Engines between Victoria and Stewart's Lane. L.C.& D & Midland Trains between Victoria and Midland Railway


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Trains and Engines between Clapham Junction and Stewart's Lane. L.C.& D.R. Trains between Loughboro' and Holborn.


Headcode
Between Holborn and St Paul's and Denmark Hill
Headcode
Between Denmark Hill and Greenwich.
Headcode
Between Holborn and St Paul's and Denmark Hill
Headcode
Between Denmark Hill and Greenwich.
Headcode Headcode
Holborn and St Paul's to Greenwich Through Trains. Midland Trains between Ludgate and Brixton Sidings.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Midland Goods Trains - To and from Sorting Sidings and Herne Hill. Midland Goods Trains - To and from Battersea.


Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Midland Coal Trains between Kentish Town and Walworth Coal Siding. Midland Trains to and from S.E.R via Blackfriars Junction.


Headcode Headcode  
Midland Coal Trains between Kentish Town and Midland Coal Sidings, Stewart's Lane.  


DEAL BRANCH.
Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
Between Kearnsey and Deal. Between Dover and Deal.


MAIN LINE TRAINS, running via CATFORD LOOP LINE.
Headcode Headcode Headcode Headcode
To and from Victoria. To and from City.
This does not apply to the City and Bickley Local Service via Catford Loop.

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This page was created 9 June 2011